Students at Brockington College have begun a fund raising project to take 20 students to Mtwapa, Kenya.
The team of 20 students, aged between 14yrs and 16yrs will be working at 2 schools, Mtwapa Academy School and Sagail Primary and Nursery School, helping to build safer and cleaner classrooms. They will also be teaching classes and learning about life in Kenya. The group plan to travel to Kenya around March 2012.
This project – under the banner of ‘Kash 4 Kenya’ – follows the success of a similar trip last year which saw 13 students raise over £20,000 before leaving for Kenya. The funds were spent on building work, mosquito nets, desks and benches, food packages, water tanks and much more.
The first in a programme of fundraising events took place at Brockington College on Saturday 11th June 2011. Changeable weather on the day didn’t deter a steady stream of visitors who were able to take part in a wide range of activities and games. Cakes were on sale and younger folk were able to expend their energies on a bouncy castle!
For the 2012 project the students need to raise £40,000 to help the Kenyan schools stay open and their students achieve academic goals.
Without this kind of help these schools cannot exist, forcing the pupils in to state schools with over 200 children per class, per teacher. Pupils’ other option is to not go to school. A good education gives the Kenyan children a good chance of breaking the chains of poverty.
Those taking part in the project aim to raise around £2000 each and are organising fundraising events both on an individual level and as a group.
Some pics from the day…
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